Women in IT ( http://www.kvinnor.it ) is a non-profit, independent group that is active in bringing women together in face to face events. This group aims to be a safe, open and inclusive environment for every woman working, studying or interested in IT. Being part of Women in IT should feel like being part of a family where asking questions, sharing stories and learning from each other is encouraged when we meet.
Women in IT will continue to be the natural meeting place for women in this industry to empower each other and also together find a way to inspire younger girls to pursue a career within IT.
How it all began Women in IT is the result of a female software engineer, Samaneh, that wanted to connect with other women within IT. It all started with weekly female developer lunches at Lindholmen with some colleagues and friends. The lunches repeated for more than a year and the number of participants grew. It was obvious that there was a need for a community not connected to a single company. However there are many different companies that has supported the group during this journey.
As a minority both due to the male dominated industry but also having Sweden as her second and current home since 2008, it also felt important for Samaneh to highlight the power and importance of diversity within this industry.
Contact please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if: - you would like to collaborate, share some news or tell your story. - this group has helped you in any way (big or small). It would be great to know about your success story. - you have some suggestions for this group or future events.
After a great event at ÅF (http://www.afconsult.com/sv/) in October 2017, once again Women in IT is invited to their office for another inspirational event.
The focus of this event will be on Diversity and Equality. This is a topic important to ÅF and they want to give all of us a chance to get inspired together and also think of ways to make a difference. ÅF will talk about the Diversity Week that they’ve had and what they are doing to contribute to a more sustainable work environment, among other things.
We will also support Giving People (https://www.givingpeople.se/) during this event.
17:30 - 18:00 Registration + Food/Mingle + Get to know AI-solutions from ÅF
18:00 - 18:45 Inspirational talks within Diversity & Equality from ÅF’s perspective
18:45 - 19:30 Workshop together to share our knowledge and experience
19:30 - 20:30 More time to network and mingle
* The closest tram stop is Elisedal. There is a parking garage behind the ÅF building if you come by car.
* You are also welcome to join if you are under 18.
* Please let me know if you have any food allergies.
* Make sure you update your RSVP in case you can not make it.
Hope to see many of you :)